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Into The Mystic

Artist Song Buy
The Darkside  This Mystic Morning (Melomania, 1992)  buy on itunes
Orange Humble Band  Listen Up! (Humblin' (Across America), 2001)  buy on itunes
Chad & Jeremy  Pantheistic Study for Guitar and Large Bird (The Ark, 1968)  buy on itunes
Charles Jenkins  The Black Madonna (V.A.-Shake Your Pop Boomerang, 2003)  buy on itunes
Beacon Street Union  Mystic Morning (The Eyes of the..., 1968)  buy on itunes
Incredible String Band  Maya (Wee Tam/Big Huge, 1968)  buy on itunes
Daevid Allen's University of Errors  False Teacher (Money Doesn't Make It, 1999)  buy on itunes
The Paisleys  Now (Cosmic Mind At Play, 196?/2003)  buy on itunes
Lemon Pipers  Love Beads and Meditation (Jungle Marmalade, 1968)  buy on itunes
Hypnosis  Saviour Time (Apple 13,2003)  buy on itunes
William Penn V  Swami (Pebbles, Vol. 3-The Acid Gallery, 1992)  buy on itunes
Teenage Fanclub  Maharishi Dug The Scene (What You Do To Me, 1992)  buy on itunes
the Virgineers  Be My Guru (s/t, 2000)  buy on itunes
Wilco  Theologians (A Ghost Is Born,2004)  buy on itunes
Michael Carpenter  Mystic People (Baby, 1999)  buy on itunes
Super Furry Animals  Run! Christian, Run! (Rings Around The World,2001)  buy on itunes
The Soundtrack of Our Lives  Jehovah Sunrise (Extended Revelation for the Psychic Weaklings of Western Civilization, 1998)  buy on itunes
--------Mystery  Track--------  buy on itunes

Comment:

Some will decry that damned Bunny, bringing eggs, as being unconnected with the "true meaning" of the Holy Day.., others will fall back on this supposed "true meaning" and stop right there, not seeking antecedents of the usurpation.
"The Jews, the Muslims, and the Christians, they've got it all wrong. The people of the world only divide into two kinds: one sort with brains who hold no religion; the other with religion and no brain." -Abu-al-Ala Al Marru, 10th Century Syrian Poet
"Beware the man of a single book." -Bertrand Russell
"For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." -Charles Bukowski
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Lancelot Link IV1
Date: 4/12/2006
Transcendent! Great liner notes -that's quite a trinity you quote. As for the mix - some fine selections. As always, you manage to avoid the obvious.
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musicgnome
Date: 4/12/2006
Very nice stuff. And, thought provoking. I always enjoy hearing people's thoughts on Religion vs. Spirituality. And, though I do not agree that those whom devote them selves to religion as being brainless, I would staunchly defend your right to say so. I, for one, follow the doctrine G. Carlin, whom said "Keep thy Religion to thy self."By the way, this mix is absolutely stunning...for MANY reasons, but particularly for it's unexpected, but jaw droppingly perfect selections. Bravo.
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sammyg123
Date: 4/12/2006
Quite wonderful. Your selections make this a fine mix alone. Add to it great liner notes and wonderful artwork and you've got something beautiful.
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G-Sphere
Date: 4/12/2006
Hear hear... fantastic mix, concept, art, etc.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 4/12/2006
Hmmm...all of a sudden it's "Skyline wha'..?" (it's gone out me head,despite 12v_man's attempts to reinsert it).
Nice rack...of songs Herr Valis!
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 4/12/2006
Stunning.....beware indeed.
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Little Spencer Boys
Date: 4/12/2006
yep... I don't much like snakes, though. I do like the tunes...
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p the swede
Date: 4/12/2006
nice closer ;)
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blasikin
Date: 4/12/2006
Don't know much, but it looks pretty snappy!
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Saaf
Date: 4/12/2006
Books are stories, and songs are music.
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Mixxer
Date: 4/12/2006
Almost Easter. There is a full moon out tonight...
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French Connection
Date: 4/12/2006
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama. My simple comment, beautiful. Track 2 is on constant replay over here in France. May the Easter bunny bring you a sack full o' choc mon ami.
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jonpoi
Date: 4/12/2006
The Lost Gospel of Valis. Full of gnosticism with a cover that will make one drop their conclusions in search for a higher plane. Not at all at war with the mystics and very well done.
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 4/12/2006
Everyone needs something to believe in. I believe I'll have another beer. Make mine Guinness, please, and thank you.Where'd you get the picture of DJ Karen?
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Dead Man
Date: 4/12/2006
Brilliant, valis! You've captured the true meaning of redemption.
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Air Raid
Date: 4/12/2006
Looks very interesting Valis.
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12vman
Date: 4/12/2006

The Abu-al-Ala Al is a little too extreme. The Bertrand Russell is better. But I love the Bukowski almost as much as I love this mix. Very nice work Valis. Very, very nice.
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12vman
Date: 4/12/2006

And the cover art ain't half bad either.
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 4/12/2006
God awe full (the new and unimproved German orthography applied to English). ;) An excellent selection of (t)racks, and, needless to say, I'm down with Abu-Al-Ala Al Marri.
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Barrydali
Date: 4/12/2006
Brilliantly done!
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sr71
Date: 4/12/2006
He is risen. He is risen indeed! Amen. I fully expect to find this & a box o' peeps in the post ASAP. On a totally unrelated note, I just turned my girlfriend's nine year old son onto Dungen. Now that's religion fer y'all!
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Salman1
Date: 4/13/2006
Another excellent mix. I bet if Abu-al-Ala Al Marru said what he said today theor'd be a fatwa out for his life!
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bluecats50
Date: 4/13/2006
where did you get that cover art? its wild..with the keys coming out of her meral dress and the accupuncture needles through the hands..looks in the spirit of giger..cool mix.nice thread of spirit through out it..lemon pipers bring it home.
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Moe
Date: 4/13/2006
If this is even half as good as your last mix, then pop it in a padded envelope and lob it my way! Love the Chad & Jeremy, SFA and the rowdy Pipers. That mystery track is fantastic too!
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joey de vivre
Date: 4/13/2006
There's a music man after my own heart!
I bet if the Lemon Pipers knew they'd made it into this mix-mystic company, they'd be proud pipers.

"If you won't pray in my schools, I promise not to think in your church."
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Sean Lally
Date: 4/13/2006
This looks beautiful, V.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 4/14/2006
Re: the quotes...I always wonder why we, as a people, can't simply adhere to our own beliefs
without putting down the opposing view. To rail on about one's specific belief (or against another's) seems to me to say one is not quite grounded in their own (Tom Cruise is the perfect example - talk about someone
with issues -- if you're not into Scientology (by the by, a religion created by a Science Fiction
writer), he flips you the bird?).
Vegans often rag on the evils of red meat (can't they simply enjoy their Garden Burger?)
Atheists become obsessed with Theistic beleif (as if one negates the other)
Christians frown on anything other than their own beliefs
Radical, fundamentalist Islam totally perverts its religion as they pursue the "infidels"
Even religions that differ only slightly refuse to sit down at the Communion Table and break bread together (aren't they, ultimately, on the same side?)

Both views (on any given subject) can coexist. I guess, though, it's in our very nature to start slinging
nasty looks, then words...and then weapnory.
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DiCarlo
Date: 4/17/2006
Bloody Hell! How in blue blazes did I miss this? Shows you that I have been out of the proverbial loop. Mon ami, as usual this looks fandango. I love the BSU tune. I used to hang out with John Lincoln Wright when he left BSU and went, believe it or not, country. Once again you leave me, a novice, speechless.
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nola
Date: 4/19/2006
i don't know some of these artist but just based on your comments , i would love to hear this mix. interesting.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 5/7/2006
Me, I like eggs almost as much as Bertrand Russell. Not sure how I missed this fucking thing. 'Tis a beaut' Valis. Love the ISB, UoE and TSoOL especially.
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SwankQueen
Date: 5/12/2006
Thoroughly amazing! (I meant to comment on this ages ago, but my keyboard was uncontrollably messed up that day.) Great cover, too!
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gobi
Date: 5/17/2006
Cher Valis, I cannot comment on the music yet, but I am very interested by the sentiments, quotes and ideas.Great tits, too !
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The Misfit
Date: 6/12/2006
This is a beautiful blend of old and new.
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McDonald12
Date: 7/4/2006
Cant believe I missed this one too. The quotations are great. Right up my alley. The music is tremendous as ever.
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Luke79
Date: 7/19/2006
I'm seeing stars... 5 of them to be precise.
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FoolThemAll
Date: 2/24/2007
Great-looking mix, especially the Wilco and SFA; put those tracks together on a Voltaire mix. The Syrian poet, I think, oversimplifies matters, but the other two quotes are excellent.

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